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Social Media Disclaimer

Social Media Site Policy and Disclaimer:


Materials and information on Orange County sponsored social media sites are provided to share information on matters of public interest related to Orange County, North Carolina. The County does not operate the sponsored social media hosting systems. Additionally, Orange County is subject to the terms of use for all County sponsored social media sites and does not control those terms. Accordingly, Orange County shall not be liable for any damages incurred due to errors, interruptions, inadequacies, or malicious computer code or components on Orange County sponsored social media sites or their servers. The County does not warrant that any or all defects will be fixed. The materials contained in Orange County sponsored social media sites are provided “as is,” and you are under no obligation to use them. The information contained on Orange County sponsored social media sites is intended to supplement, not replace, information provided through official Orange County channels, such as the County website (http://www.orangecountync.gov/) and County links contained therein.


All use of social networking sites must be consistent with applicable state, federal, and local laws, regulations, and policies. The County does not warrant the completeness, accuracy, or timeliness of material on Orange County sponsored social media sites. The information in Orange County social media sites is not intended to serve as legal or financial advice. Orange County disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, for any of the materials provided on Orange County sponsored social media sites, including but not limited to links to third parties, or any improper or incorrect use of them.


Opinions and comments expressed on social media sites do not necessarily reflect the opinions and position of Orange County Government, its officers, or employees.


Social Media Account Comment Policy


The purpose of the discussions on Orange County sponsored social media sites is to present information relevant to the stated purpose of Orange County sponsored social media sites, regarding matters of public interest in Orange County, including its many residents, businesses and visitors. Please note all discussions on Orange County sponsored social media sites are online discussion sites moderated by both the hosting system and the County.


All communication, including comments and direct messages, will be subject to N.C.G.S. Chapter 132 as well as other relevant public record, record retention and e-discovery laws. Representatives of Orange County communicate via these sites. Consequently, any communication via this site (whether by a government employee or the general public) may be subject to monitoring and disclosure to third parties.


The County reserves the right to, but is not obligated, delete unacceptable submissions or parts thereof. The following are examples of unacceptable social networking content and comments. The list is not intended to be all-inclusive.

 

Examples are:


 Profane, vulgar or obscene language or content;
 Content that promotes, fosters, or perpetuates discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, age, religion, gender, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, national origin, physical or mental disability, or sexual orientation;
 Solicitations of commerce;
 Infringement on copyrights or trademarks;
 Confidential or non-public information;
 Advocates violence or illegal activity;
 Spam or off-topic content;
 Copyrighted or trademarked material.